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that would reduce taxes, or maintain the tax cuts for 98% of the u.s. public. and so i don't believe that my republican colleagues want to see taxes go up on 100% but they do need to come to table and counter the proposal. if they want changes and entitlements they need to say what those changes are. i know that where we all draw the line in the sand is that there's ways to find savings every where. however this is not the time to use the fiscal problem as an excuse to completely break the guarantee that we've had with the american public forde kids a. >> republican strategist john feehery. he said about the president, he's overreading his mandate by doing the campaign thing. he is making the same mistake bush made in 2005. and of course he's talking about when george w. bush tried restructure social security, couldn't broker a deal in the home. is there a chance that the president is overreading the mandate, that we know the american people agree with him about taxes on the rich, but anything else is fair game? >> no. i don't think there's a comparison between those two at all. what bush ma
, susan page, love having you on the program. >> afghan's president hamid karzai is blaming the u.s. for some of the security problems. he says part of the blame goes to private security firms and contractors brought in by the united states. >> al qaeda i don't think has a presence in afghanistan. i don't know if al qaeda exists as an organization as it is being spoken about. so all we know is that we have insecurity, part of the insecurity is definitely coming to us from terrorism and attacks of the taliban, part of the insecurity is coming to us from the structures that nato and america created in afghanistan. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-cou
that. >> why was it you what sunday morning, of all the people in government, why the u.s. ambassador to the united nations answering questions about the attack on benghazi. >> it wasn'ta unusual, i have done sunday shows many times in the past. secretary clinton had originally been asked by most of the networks to go on. she had had an incredibly grueling week dealing with the protests around the middle east and north africa that it envol lopped our embassy. she consoled the whole state department and greet the families and the boths. she declined to do it. and i was asked by the who is if i would do it, as the next senior american diplomat. >> would it have been a whole different thing if hillary clinton had done those shows that day or would there still have been a fight over susan rice? >> we can't know, it's impossible to know if something else would have come up and she would have found herself answering for this controversy in other ways. i do think that we saw when susan rice went to capitol hill and attempted to make peace, not only with the senators who seemed set against he
to those intelligence reports. but you've heard lots of signs of alarm from u.s. officials that there are indications of these chemical weapons are being prepared for use. when you combine that with the signs that maybe assad's forces are in a little bit more danger from the rebels than they were before, you might think that perhaps the regime is becoming desperate enough to use these chemical weapons. that said, chris, i do think it would be near suicidal for the regime to do so. so far the international community has stayed out. i don't think the united states wants to get involved. but this sort of step could almost force the united states to get involved as we've already seen from the president and secretary of state's words. >> speaking of the secretary of state, apparently she's got a stomach virus. and it's forcing secretary clinton to delay her overseas trip that is supposed to sfoe focus on giving more support to the syrian opposition. we are told she's likely to announce the administration's going to recognize the opposition's new leadership council as the sole le
faith and credit of the u.s. government. that's no way to run the country. >> what do you think the chances of that happening? >> it's possible. one of the things that the republicans might get as part of this package is another opportunity to make their case around the debt ceiling. but there ought to be some limit on it and i like the president's proposal that basically requires a two-thirds vote to overcome the president's decision to raise the debt. that still gives members a chance to weigh in, still requires a vote on the debt limit. it doesn't let lawmakers off the hook but it also means that you can't hold the country's economy and full faith and credit hostage every time you want to demand more in cuts or tax increases. >> congressman adam schiff, thank you. >> let me play for you a little exchange from yesterday. >> is there an objection? >> madam, preserving the right to object. matters of this controversy, what we're talking about is a perpetual debt ceiling grant. >> i guess we have a filibuster of his own bill so i object. >> is there objection to the original requ
degrees. joining me via skype is david rhode. an extensive series about inequal in the u.s., also a two-time pulitzer prizewinner. thanks for being with us today. first off, i want to ask you, you say in your series here that the federal government has emerged as one of the most potent factor driving income inequality. what do you mean? >> this has to do with the first story in the series, which is about tax equality. we did find the bush era tax cuts and sort of increased incomes at the top, that was a factor in reducing inequality, so it can be something that the government can do to mitigate. we tried to look at data in our series. we didn't want to be partisan about this. one factor that can help is tax policy, but the broader issue is jobs. people at the top are earning much more than they ever have. >> talks to that point about tax policy, the numbers out there, is it 250,000? is it 400,000? what is the threshold that would help to flatten this issue of income inquaet, be more progressive, perhaps? >> i think it would help to, at the top, to increase the rates. i think there's a n
of the things that they worried most about, as you well know, is the u.s. leaving. they have made progress. they're concerned about the taliban. they're concerned about education for girls. when you meet a young girl whose parents were illiterate and were never allowed to go to school under the taliban and now say i want to be president of my country, it's a finn phenomenal thing but how concerned are you about what might happen? >> i think we are very, very, very concerned. i think there's great legislation. i was just offered by senator hutchison from texas saying that we have to take account of the impact on women as we're pulling out of different areas of afghanistan, and i think that will make a big difference. but, you know, these are structural changes that have taken place, especially with hillary clinton's leadership. and now 40% of women are graduating from grade school in afghanistan. so that makes a huge difference. and it's going to be hard for them to turn back on that. >> with all the progress that has been made and it has been significant over the last several years, a third of w
. is the u.s. going to default on its debt, are we going to be back in that position we were in not so long ago? that will be a tough spot. the political fallout and the economic fallout of that, the u.s. never defaulted on its debt, there was a terrible market volatility and business leaders who are ready to invest in this country i think in the right circumstances say this political game of chicken is the biggest empidiment to growth in the country. >> it seemed like nancy pelosi was in favor of some two-part solution. let me play what she said last night. >> we've talked about a two-step, a downpayment on cuts, on investments and on revenue this year and then in the next year take the time to go over what we would do with real revenue reform. you can't do it in a matter of weeks right now. >> i mean you hear a lot of that, there's only so much you can do. chris, you don't want to rush into making complicated decisions that should take more time, isn't that what americans are frustrated with congress they always seem to punt. >> what nancy pelosi was talking about wasn't exactly the tax c
. >>> meantime, the u.s. navy is denying iran's claim that it has captured an unmanned drone. they say that none are missing in the middle east. the news service reports that iran brought down the drone by electronic jamming. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs every year. call tod
. joining me with more on the gun industry is msnbc's richard lui. >> with profits doubling, the u.s. firearms remain one of the most successful industries in the world. stock prices, for instance, of the two largest publicly traded firearm companies skyrocketed from the president's inauguration to the latest high. smith & wesson up over 260% and industry leader sturm, ruger & company up over 500s%. you would have made less money if you bought apple which had a lower gain, but you didn't have to buy stock to win. industry jobs commonly reward employees with $145,000 salaries, almost three times the national average according to research and because much is done by hand as sales have grown, so have the number of employees, now up 30% over three years. this while the overall economy lost 10% of its jobs. just take a drive. for every mcdonald's you see, there are ten dealers you can buy a gun from. the leading megadealer is walmart. its broad distribution helped fuel an industry sales comeback after pre-2010 slump. these are the tp ten states and kentucky leads the group with more backg
department. the independent report says security at the u.s. mission in benghazi was grossly inadequate to deal with the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. it also cites systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the state department. in letters to the house and senate, secretary of state hillary clinton said she accepts every one of the panel's recommendations and has taken steps to improve security at high threat posts. just moments ago, secretary clinton's likely replacement, senator john kerry, reacted to the report. >> secretary clinton said she would do this, and it would be a completely unvarnished appraisal and that's exactly what it is. and i think she and the administration deserve credit for doing what was required here. >> let's bring in msnbc political analyst and former dnc communications director karen finney and republican strategist john speary. good morning to both of you. john, do you agree with john kerry? does the secretary -- does secretary clinton deserve cr
obama and first lady michelle visited u.s. service members yesterday in hawaii. the commander in chief wished the troops a merry christmas. >> obviously, we are still in a wartime footing. there are still folks as we speak who are overseas, especially in afghanistan, risking their lives each and every day. you have an entire country behind you and that all of us understand that we would be nowhere without the extraordinary service that you guys provide. and so, we want to say thank you. we love you. >>> hotel rooms in the nation's capital are not booking up as fast as they were four years ago. officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 for the president's second inauguration, less than half compared to four years ago. >>> netflix had a major fail. who's to blame and will you get a refund, that's coming up. th cy to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. that is the end... of carousel one. ...of carousel one. there's carousel two! all right! [ male announcer ] when you combine creamy velveeta with zes
credit agencies will downgrade u.s. treasury bonds and that begins the ex-orable slide down to a very sluggish economy and maybe in the longer term losing our superstar economic status. >> not to mention all this time we'll be spending on this as time that is going to be taken away from other pressing things that need to get done by the congress in this new session. thank you, admiral and robert. happy new year to you both. >> same to you. >> also making news venezuelan president chavez is said to be in delicate condition after cancer surgery. he has not been heard from since december 11th when he had a fourth surgery. the question whether he will be at his swearing in on january 10th is touching off a possible constitutional crisis in that country. >>> the body of the newtown shooter has been claimed for burial. a spokesman for adam lanza's father says peter claimed the body. there is no word on when that happened or if there will be a funeral. >>> meantime for 200 sandy hook elementary school students, parents, and faculty a touching and welcomed diversion. they were the honored gue
's been an insurgent attack at the u.s. military base in kandahar this morning. it happened this morning. the pentagon saying insurgents detonated an i.e.d. near the airfield. three nato troops were wounded. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. darrell hasn't been able to visit his mom back east in a long time. [ mom ] things are sometimes a little tight. i wasn't able to go to the wedding. [ emily jo ] since darrell couldn't get home, we decided to bring home to him and then just gave him a little bit of help finding his way. ♪ [ laughs ] [ applause ] i love you. i love you. [ male announcer ] get together at the
biden due to speak at any moment now. inouye was the second longest serving senator in u.s. history and he will be buried in his native hawaii. former senator bob dole is among those paying respects yesterday. he two met in an army hospital after being wounded in world war ii and served in congress together for almost 30 years. >>> bernie madoff's brother says he is deeply ashamed he took part in the infamous multi billion dollars ponzi scheme. peter madoff was sentenced to ten years in prison yesterday in new york on charges of conspiracy and falsifying records. bernie madoff is serving a 150 year prison term. >>> finally, we're still here. these pictures are from a ceremony led by mayan priests in guatemala marking the end of the mayan calendar, aka, what was supposed to be the end of the world. no word on what doom sayers camped out at this mountain in france are doing today. they have been there for days believing that when the end of the world came a ufo would come to the mountain and rescue them. >>> got milk? you could be in for a major shock. mandy is here with what's moving
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